Commercial Security

  • Should You Specialize?

    Whatever your niche, you need to be armed with specialized tools and equipment and, most importantly, specialized knowledge and training.

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • RCI Makes Delayed Egress Simple

    It is universally against code to prevent free egress. However, under special arrangements and conditions, it may be allowable to delay egress a little bit. RCI’s new DE 8310 delayed egress system can do the job.

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • SCHLAGE “L” SERIES MORTISE: It’s Not Just For Commercial Applications

    Schlage “L” Series Mortise Locks are available in the residential configurations for entrance door, passage latch and bath/bedroom privacy lock.

    Article • May 1st, 2008

  • Using The PRO-LOK MORTISE INSTALLATION JIG

    Free-hand drilling of a mortise pocket on a blank door is not recommended by most locksmiths. The use of a simple mortise jig makes the job easier and is more time efficient. PRO-LOK has come up with a neat tool.

    Article • May 1st, 2008

  • 30 Under 30: Automotive Specialist Demetrius Heggs

    For my second interview with a locksmith under 30 years old, I wanted to speak with Demetrius Heggs, owner of All City Locksmith in Philadelphia. He was 29 years old when I first approached him about the interview but I didn’t get to it until...

    Article • May 1st, 2008

  • GPLA GETS SECURITECH TRIDENT

    After thieves damaged the rear door at GPLA headquarters, the organization updated its security with a donated Securitech Trident three-point locking system and Select Products SL21 continuous hinge.

    Article • May 1st, 2008

  • DVRs: The Workhorse of the Hybrid Digital Video Surveillance

    SPECO’s DVRs are representative of the new breed of cost-effective digital video processing devices which are redefining video surveillance and security.

    Article • April 1st, 2008

  • Product Showcase: April 2008

    A & B Safe The newest addition to A & B Safe’s line of front load depository safes is the WS-6MF featuring the front drop to the lower compartment, allowing the user easy access to the manager compartment at the top of safe. This feature is also...

    Article • April 1st, 2008

  • TOWNSTEEL REJUVENATOR™: MORTISE LOCK REVITALIZATION

    If lock replacement is out of the question, give your customers the option of replacing surface trim with an aftermarket product such as the Townsteel Rejuvenator. In this example, we retrofit a Schlage L Series mortise lock with the TownSteel Rejuvenator...

    Article • March 1st, 2008

  • Marks USA Meets Consumer Demand For Patented Key Control

    Marks' Tri-Level options include the UL-437 high security cylinder, a non-UL cylinder that still offers pick and bump resistance and the economical Security-Mate pin tumbler cylinder that may be operated by the same patented key.

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • ELECTRO-MECHANICAL LOCKS: MAKING YOUR CUSTOMERS HAPPY

    What are the benefits of electrically actuated cylindrical and mortise locks? The door positively latches when it is closed and shut. In fire rated and listed door situations, especially in stairwells, this is a critical requirement, since those doors...

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Service Contracts Bring Recurring Revenue to the Commercial Locksmith

    In the November 2007 Locksmith Ledger, Gale Johnson wrote an editorial that addressed service contracts as a source of recurring revenue, an issue that I feel has been overlooked by many commercial locksmiths for a long time now. Standalone access control...

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • What's New With Exit Devices? K2 Commercial Hardware Enters The Market

    What makes the exit device unique is that it provides life safety through free and easy egress, while still maintaining the security of the building. K2 Commercial Hardware exit devices are designed to provide free egress while restricting access...

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Bridging The Gap Between Mechanical Master Keying And Electronic Access Control

    Medeco Logic offers most of the functionality of more sophisticated access control systems, like scheduling, audit trails, and the ability to easily add and delete user keys. However, Logic installs without any wiring, door or frame modifications or...

    Article • December 1st, 2007

  • How Your Showroom Can Boost Your Profits

    A clean showroom stocked with colorful, informative merchandise can add to your bottom line. All you have to do is keep the hooks filled with product.

    Article • December 1st, 2007